Saturday, September 10, 2016

Black Powder ACW Fight

It has been a while since I have had a chance to drag out a bunch of my ACW collection, so Thursday night I accepted an invitation to the Baron's to dust them off and throw them into battle. Black Powder has more or less become our default ruleset for ACW and now that we have Warlord's Glory Hallelujah supplement, we have enjoyed the game all the more. Since we had a few guys that were fairly new to the BP rules, Jaye decided to evenly match the two armies (equally matched regiment sizes, weapons, and leadership). Now that most of the group has had enough experience with the rules, I think our next game we run with them will be a historical scenario (I have had my eyes on a McPherson's Ridge scenario from the Regimental Fire & Fury Scenario Book Vol. 2). These rules are relatively simple and allow for a game that flows pretty quickly. The evening would end with a Confederate victory beginning with the Iron Brigade taking a beating in the middle of the field with things to unravel for the yankees soon thereafter.

Monday, July 4, 2016

4th of July Weekend WW2 Clash

I had a little time to kill yesterday so Brett came over to play his first game of Bolt Action. Since I hadn't played the rules in a while, it turned out to be a good opportunity to freshen up on the very basics of the rules. Since the time we had to play was limited, I set forces for each side with two infantry teams and a HQ team. It was a fun little battle that gave Brett a nice introduction to the rules and he enjoyed them a lot; we even had a few units mix it up with some hand to hand combat which was fun. The intro of arty and armor to this game makes matters a little more complicated, so that is something we'll include next time.

The battle would turn out to be a unit of German Wehrmacht chasing chasing three units of the 29th ID around the board while two other Kraut units held the bombed out ruins. The tide would turn in the Fritz's favor at the end of the day.